Gem Diamonds Ltd said it has recovered two 160-plus carat diamonds from the Letšeng mine at the end of January 2014.
These two rough diamonds (a 162.06-carat type II diamond and a 161.74-carat type I diamond) are each expected to achieve top prices at Letšeng’s February tender, the company said.
Both diamonds were recovered in largely undamaged condition, providing further confirmation that the measures which have been implemented to reduce diamond damage at Letšeng are bearing fruit, it added.
“We are pleased to see the Letšeng mine continue to deliver such large high-quality white diamonds as the mine confirms its position as the world’s foremost source of exceptional large diamonds,” Gem Diamonds CEO Clifford Elphick said.
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